Adult Services Blog

EXPLORA--Research Made Easier

Rediscover online resources offered by EBSCO, now also available in our library through a new, engaging interface called Explora. Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Find full-text articles, or citations and summaries, displayed in a new, easier way.

Available to all on library computers and remotely to our cardholders, Explora offers the following content and features:

Paper making and the Peace Paper Project

Papermaking is about more than arts and crafts!  Just ask Drew Matott of the Peace Paper Project whose organization utilizes papermaking for community engagement/activism as well as trauma therapy.

Endings and Beginnings

On September 19, 2011, I became an Adult & Teen Services for The Urbana Free Library.

On September 16, 2015, I say goodbye to beloved coworkers, staff, and patrons, and to the wonderful tree-filled city that is Urbana, and embark on a new adventure in Colorado.

Cat & Snack! For Cat Lovers of All Ages

Cat FeltiesI'm an unabashed Cat Lover... and Urbana, I think I'm not alone.  If you consider yourself a feline-worshipper, stop by the auditorium this Sunday, September 13 (from 2 - 3pm) for "Cat & Snack."   You can choose from a variety of cat crafts, including felt, paper crafts, and stickers.

Ellnora Music

We like big books and we cannot lie!

Big Books DisplayTime to highlight a little-known, but impressive and hefty, collection in our library.

Our library contains books of all shapes, sizes, and weights.